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Angling Trust Consultatives and River Associations Membership

Angling Trust

The Angling Trust is the single organisation that represents all game, coarse and sea anglers and angling in England. We lobby government, campaign on environmental and angling issues and run national and international competitions. We fight pollution, commercial over-fishing at sea, over-abstraction, poaching, unlawful navigation, local bans and a host of other threats to angling.

As the governing body for all angling, the Angling Trust seeks government funding to develop the sport from grass roots participation through to elite performance. We develop programmes with clubs to increase participation, particularly amongst groups who have yet to discover the joys of going fishing. We protect the rights of all anglers to do what they love most.

The Angling Trust send regular advice briefings, for example on diffuse pollution, abstraction or canoeing to Consultative Chairmen and Secretaries. We keep you informed of events as they happen with regular e-mail bulletins and in our magazine so that you are the first to know about what the Angling Trust has been doing for you and the latest news. The cost to join the Angling Trust is just £60 per annum.

We need all Consultatives and River Associations to encourage their member clubs and individuals to join the Angling Trust and support Fish Legal.

Fish Legal

Fish Legal carries on the work of the Anglers' Conservation Association (ACA) founded in 1948.

Consultatives and river associations cannot join Fish Legal, but are welcome to make a donation to support its work. This is to avoid any confusion about whether Fish Legal might be able to take legal action (i.e. a claim) for consultatives or river associations, which it cannot.

Fish Legal can only take cases for riparian owners, member clubs and fisheries that have joined in their own right. If a Consultative or River Association comprises several clubs and individual riparian owners, each of those clubs and owners must join Fish Legal in their own right to be eligible for our lawyers to give advice or take legal action on their behalf in the event of a future pollution incident, or anything else which might damage their fishing.

We now provide Consultative and River Association members with a liability insurance package up to a limit of £10m as an integral membership benefit.

This cover is sourced through Howden and is provided by Sportscover, one of the leading sports and leisure insurers, and underwritten at Lloyds. Howden can be contacted on 0121 698 8000 or email

You can download a copy of the Policy Schedule here

You can download the full policy wording here: Sports Combined Liability Section, Directors & Officers Liability Section and the Sports Accident Section.

The Angling Trust campaigns for:
  • Conservation
  • Protection of angling
  • Increased government and EA support for angling and fisheries
  • Control of nuisance predators

The Angling Trust delivers:
  • More quality coaches from diverse backgrounds
  • Angling education programmes
  • Increased opportunities to participate in angling
  • National and international competitions
  • Support for angling club development

The Angling Trust Fights:
  • Pollution, over-abstraction and litter
  • Declining marine and fish stocks
  • Commercial overfishing
  • Habitat degradation
  • Damaging barrages, weirs and hydropower schemes
  • Poaching and fish theft
  • Unlawful navigation
  • Spread of diseases and parasites
  • Access restrictions
  • Anti-angling campaigns

Contact: Angling Trust Eastwood House, 6 Rainbow Street, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 8DQ
Tel: 0343 5077006 (For Membership enquiries select Option 1) |
Calls to our 0343 number are charged at the same rate as normal landline numbers.
Office hours are Mon - Thu 9.00-5.00 and Fri 4.30. Please leave a message if you call outside these hours or email us.
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Angling Trust Limited is a company limited by guarantee, company number 05320350

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